... Heat advisory remains in effect from noon today to 8 PM EDT
* locations... portions of central Georgia south of a line from
Columbus to Macon and Warrenton.
* Heat index values... 105 to 107.
* Impacts... heat exhaustion and heat stroke will be possible.
A heat advisory means that a period of dangerous heat is
expected. The combination of hot temperatures and high humidity
will create heat index readings of at least 105 degrees. Drink
plenty of fluids... stay in an air-conditioned room and stay out
of direct sunshine. Remember... the elderly... very Young... and
people with heart conditions are most at risk in extreme heat.
Friends... relatives... and neighbors should check on people who
may be at risk.
When possible... reschedule strenuous activities to the early
morning or the evening. Know the signs and symptoms of heat
exhaustion and heat stroke. Wear light weight and loose fitting
clothing when possible and drink plenty of water. To reduce your
risk during outdoor work... the occupational safety and health
administration recommends scheduling frequent rest breaks in
shaded or air conditioned environments. Anyone overcome by heat
should be moved to a cool and shaded location. Heat stroke is an
emergency... call 911.